Nude washing machine Aussie says oil rescue like a 'birth'
SYDNEY (AFP) - An Australian man who made global headlines after becoming wedged naked in his washing machine during a prank said on Tuesday his freeing by police using olive oil was "like a birthing".
The man, who has identified himself only as "Laurence", opened up about the mortifying incident in which a large group of rescue workers had to grease up his 175cm, 68kg frame to pull him from his top-loader machine.
He told commercial radio he had "decided to have a bit of sneaky fun while in the nude" but found shortly after clambering into the washing machine that "I couldn't get actually fully in or fully out and had to call for assistance." "I really just wanted another beer," he said when asked what went through his mind when he realised he was stuck.
"I thought 'oh I can easily fit in there because it's quite a large washing machine' but yeah, the way that I sat in with the legs crossed I just couldn't move them to get back out."